Mill Creek


Mill Creek flows across the western part of West Virginia to the Ohio River at Millwood. The scenery on the creek is forested, rural farmland and small towns.  Mill Creek includes some moving water, but mostly pools.  At lower water, some shallow sections will need to be carried.  There are 21 stream miles in the water trail with five different segments that allow for different length trips.  These include Cedar Lakes to Ripley (3.8 miles), Ripley to Rollins Lake (7.5 miles), Rollins Lake to Jackson Co. Fairgrounds (8.14 miles), Jackson Co. Fairgrounds to Cottageville (1.15 miles) and Cottageville to Millwood (2.6 miles).  


Mill Creek is located in the western part of WV and flows through the towns of Ripley and Cottageville before joining with the Ohio River. There are 6 total access points along the creek- Cedar Lakes Conference Center 38.796942, -81.680710 (Google Maps directions below), Ripley Water Plant 38.817110, -81.711902, Rollins Lake WMA 38.826983, -81.760574, Jackson Co. Fairgrounds 38.855808, -81.824101, Cottageville 38.866888, -81.818632. & Mill Creek Public Access Area near Millwood. 38.886863, -81.839820


Canoeing, Fishing


109 N Court St, Ripley, West Virginia


(304) 372-1637,

Web resources:

Mill Creek Water Trail Facebook Page

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